Inside Ringo Starr’s Post-Beatles Career as the Narrator for a Classic Children’s Series



  • Ringo Starr acted in several films over the course of his career.
  • Ringo Starr was the first narrator of the children’s series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
  • In 1990, Ringo Starr returned to the Thomas the Tank Engine world in Shining Time Station.
Ringo Starr | John Pratt/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

After The Beatles broke up, the former members embarked on their solo careers. For all of them, this meant working with new musicians and producing solo albums. For Ringo Starr, this also meant pursuing a number of acting roles. Though he decided to move away from movies in the 1980s, he took a role in television as the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. Starr later appeared in a spinoff series.


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